Recognizing Faculty Excellence 2016

Meghna Babbar-Sebens, new Eric H.I. and Janice Hoffman Faculty Scholar in Civil and Construction Engineering
David Blunck, newly appointed Welty Faculty Fellow, with Erdem Coleri, newly appointed John and Jean Loosley Faculty Fellow, and Selin Coleri
Mary and Fred Brauti ’49 with Ken Place ’60
2016 Distinguished Professor Margaret Burnett with Provost Sabah Randhawa ’81 and President Ed Ray
2016 Distinguished Professor Peter Clark
Susanne Stieger-Vanegas, new Camden Professor in Radiology
Shawn Scoville, executive vice president of the OSU Foundation, speaks during the program.
More than 190 faculty and donors attended Recognizing Excellence.
OSU President Emeritus John Byrne and Provost Emeritus Roy Arnold ’65
Keith Leavitt, new Betty S. Henry Amundson Faculty Scholar in Ethics, with donor representatives Jean and Dean Werst ’62
Kendra Sharp, new Richard and Gretchen Evans Professor in Humanitarian Engineering

On May 25, members of the Oregon State community came together to recognize outstanding faculty members as well as the generous donors who support them. This year's honorees included fifteen new holders of endowed faculty positions and two distinguished professors.

These faculty demonstrate OSU’s pursuit of excellence through their research, creativity, service, and teaching.

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2016 Distinguished Professors

Margaret Burnett, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
College of Engineering
Watch the video honoring Margaret Burnett.

Peter Clark, Distinguished Professor of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Watch the video honoring Peter Clark.

2016 Newly Endowed Faculty

Learn more about the newly appointed faculty and the donors who created these funds.

Nicholas J. AuYeung '12, Callahan Faculty Scholar in Chemical Engineering
Meghna Babbar-Sebens, Eric H.I. and Janice Hoffman Faculty Scholar in Civil and Construction Engineering
Jerri Bartholomew '85, Emile F. Pernot Distinguished Professor in Microbiology
David L. Blunck, Welty Faculty Fellow
Glencora Borradaile, College of Engineering Dean's Professor
Paul Ha-Yeon Cheong, Bert and Emelyn Christensen Professor
Erdem Coleri, John and Jean Loosley Faculty Fellow
Maureen Hosty, Leonard and Brenda Aplet Financial Literacy Professor
Jonathan W. Hurst, College of Engineering Dean's Professor
Keith Leavitt, Betty S. Henry Amundson Faculty Scholar in Ethics
Mitzi Montoya, Sara Hart Kimball Dean of the College of Business
Kendra Sharp, Richard and Gretchen Evans Professor in Humanitarian Engineering
Susanne Stieger-Vanegas, Camden Professor in Radiology
James Sweeney, James and Shirley Kuse Chair in Chemical Engineering
Jason Weiss, Miles Lowell and Margaret Watt Edwards Distinguished Chair in Engineering

Learn more:

This year's 15 newly endowed faculty members are pushing their fields upward. Watch the video to learn more about their work:

Margaret Burnett, the 2016 Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been a pioneer in making computers more useful for everyone. Watch her Distinguished Professor Lecture to learn more:

 

Peter Clark, the 2016 Distinguished Professor of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, is an international leader in the study of past climate change to help understand what the future may bring. Watch his Distinguished Professor Lecture to learn more: